Members Of The Mishpocheh Take A Walk And Enjoy Nature
Each month in this space,
L'Chayim will present a Yiddish
lesson entitled "Du Redst Yiddish
(Do You Speak Yiddish?)" whose
aim is to encourage further study of
Yiddish. The lesson will include a
brief story utilizing the Yiddish
words to be studied, a vocabulary
list with English translations and a
family activity which involves using
the new words. Two books which
may be helpful for beginning
Yiddish students are Yiddish for
Beginners by Dr. Joffen and Der
Yiddisher Lerer by Goldin.
Dictionary also may be useful. At
the conclusion of each lesson will
be a suggested list of books for
Do you have a favorite kosher
recipe? Each month in this space,
L'Chayim will print a kosher recipe
that the whole family can prepare
together. To contribute to the
column, write your recipe in a way
in which the entire family can
participate and send it to L'Chayim,
clo The Jewish News, 20300 Civic
Center Dr., Southfield 48076.
This month's recipes were
contributed by Karen A. Katz and
For Simchat Torah Jews usually
eat carrot dishes and sweets. The
round carrot slices remind us of
coins, which in turn symbolize the
value of the Torah. Honey cake and
other pastries symbolize the Torah's
The children can pare one
pound of carrots with a vegetable
peeler. While father slices the
carrots, mother can bring about one
inch of water to boil in a large
saucepan. After the father adds the
carrots to the pan, cook covered
about five minutes, or until carrots
are tender and drain.
Meanwhile, the children can
measure 1/4 up firmly packed light
brown sugar, 1/4 cup margarine, 1/8
teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon lemon
juice and 1/4 teaspoon ground
ginger in another large saucepan.
Let mother stir this mixture over
medium heat until blended and
bubbly. Remove from heat and add
It was a shayn ovent. The zun
had already fargangen and the
fayglach had gone shlofin. The
levoneh shone brightly and many
shterin were visible. There wasn't a
volken in the himel. The boymer
persons who wish to further their
The lessons were prepared by
Mary Koretz of Oak Park. She has
taught both children's and adult
classes in Yiddish at the Workmen's
Following is this month's lesson:
After dinner, the family decided
to go for a shpahtsir. "Come," said
the father, "let us enjoy the fresh
luft before it becomes altogether
FRIDAY, OCT, 16, 1987
the drained carrots, tossing gently
until they are evenly coated.
The night before baking (or up
to five days beforehand), mother
prepares the dough. Children can
unwrap 1 stick of margarine, 1 stick
of butter and 2 8-oz. packages
cream cheese into the mixing bowl.
Cream together. Have children add
2 cups flour and blend well.
Mother can divide dough into
four equal rectangular portions.
Wrap in tinfoil and refrigerate
overnight (up to five days).
The next day, while mother rolls
out the dough on a floured board,
father and children can gather filling
ingredients: 1 6-oz. bag chocolate
chips, 8 oz. chopped pecans, 1
18-oz. jar peach preserves, 1 14-oz.
package flaked coconut, 1 15-oz.
box golden raisins.
Have father spread jam on
rolled dough, and let children
sprinkle filling ingredients evenly on
dough. Starting at a long end roll
up jelly roll style, and cut into
individual pieces before baking.
Let children line cookie sheets
with baking parchment and place
strudel pieces dough side down
(filling facing sides, not pan) about
1/2 inch apart. Bake 20-30 minutes
at 350 degrees. Strudel pieces can
be wrapped and frozen.
Karen A. Katz is executive director of the
Detroit Zionist Federation and a kosher
gourmet cook. Cheri Berlin is a speech
therapist and volunteer who enjoys cooking.
stood in tall, quiet dignity. It was too
finster to see the blumen, but their
perfume attested to their presence.
sun (also son)
To use the words in this lesson,
dress the family up for the brisk fall
weather and take a walk around the
neighborhood pointing out the items
mentioned in the story.
Books by Yiddish writers,
translated into English, may be of
interest. These include The
Collected Stories by Isaac Bashevis
Singer and Pushcarts and Dreamers
by various authors. A book which
includes Yiddish poetry in Yiddish
characters, in English characters
and in English transliteration is
Onions and Cucumbers and Plums,
edited by Sarah Zweig Betsky.
Fresh Air Society & Jewish Experiences For Families
in cooperation with
The Jewish News & L'Chayim Family Section
An unforgettable, free afternoon of outdoor fun, learning
and exploration for the whole family!
— Nature Crafts
— And Much More!
Sunday, October 25
Free Limited Bus Service Available
(Buses leave Maple-broke and
Morris Branch JCCs and United Hebrew Schools
(12 Mile Rood) at 1:30 p.m., return 6 p.m.)
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afternoon for you and your family.
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